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Good morning! Today’s album is “Swooner” by The Zolas. I liked their earlier albums too, but this one leans hard into an electronic vibe you can dance to. I’ve been listening to this when I run 🏃

Favourite song is “Freida on the Mountain”, because it features *heavy* sampling of the Star Trek: TNG transporter sound effect ✨

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Good morning! Today's album is "Forcefield" by Tokyo Police Club

I know what you're thinking – what about Champ? What about Elephant Shell? And to that I say: all Tokyo Police Club albums are :valid:

Plus the first song "Argentina (Parts I, II, III)" absolutely bangs, check it out, it's my favourite.

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Good morning! Today is the last day I share albums each morning. And it shouldn't surprise anyone that I'm ending with The Weakerthans' final album, the live recording of their final concert.

The Weakerthans, and John K Samson, mean a lot to me. Their songs helped me when I was in a bad place, and learning to play those songs helped me leave. Their final album is band at its peak - favourite song is Wellington's Wednesdays, and let me tell you why...

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Good morning! Freaking enjoy this amazing photo of freaking Jupiter eh!

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Good morning. I’ll be working from home for the foreseeable future but today is my last day in the office. I’ll miss it ❤️

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good morning and shout out to my first ever own computer

found it at a yard sale in the mid-nineties. it came with a book of BASIC programs you could transcribe into the computer.

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good morning, here’s a post-home-workout selfie. please excuse the attempt at a beard; I won’t let the opportunity this quarantine presents go to waste. [cw ec]

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Good morning. My team traded video tours of our working-from-home setups so here’s mine.

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Good morning. Here’s an emoji map of my home province, New Brunswick. Source:

I grew up roughly between the 🇬🇧 and 🥔

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Good morning. I took a really nice bath yesterday – placed my phone on the tub ledge so I could listen to music through the water.

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*incredibly time has no meaning voice* “good morning” [cw cat face no ec]

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not even careful cropping could hide the shame of my poor cable management here 😭

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I swear when I moved here 18 months ago I was like “this time, I’ll get it right, right away” but over time I’ve become “meh” to it :gudetama:

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jk my wife has commandeered the Switch for ACNH, leaving me to slum it over in Sector 7

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Remember when Colm Meaney showed up in Stargate: Atlantis as a bad guy? So good.

They brought him onto DS9 originally because the producers thought he was too good an actor to leave in TNG’s transporter room.

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@ashfurrow i'm predicting at least 3 cate replies from pleroma instances on this one

@toast @bclindner (to clarify, I don't think pleroma is either pathetic or little, except in the JS bundle size sense)

@ashfurrow @bclindner :blobsnuggle:
I like using pleroma as a backend, since it's easier on my server and doesn't do weird things I disagree with (e.g mastodon's insistence on caching and re-encoding all media)
but as a frontend I mostly use, so there's not that much of a difference for me tbh

@toast @ashfurrow i would love to hack on a Go fediverse server but while go-fed exists there's nothing really analogous to mastodon/pleroma/etc yet and i am not about to be the one to go through the trouble of building that

@bclindner @ashfurrow
want me to hit you up when I get around to it?
it's on my list (just fairly low below it, I wanna do the couchdb port to go first so that the server can use it)

@toast @ashfurrow i'll probably know either way, i check for new fediverse servers in other languages every like 3 montbs

@victor Ruby on Rails is the web framework that Mastodon uses. Nerds often complain that “Rails doesn’t scale” despite many popular sites that use it.

@ashfurrow thanks Ash, what I didn't get was, who's that boy at the last picture

@ashfurrow I listened to someone from Basecamp (maybe DHH, but can’t completely remember) on a podcast lay into Twitter devs about how Ruby/Rails are perfectly fine but you still have to architect your app properly, and how they used Scala as a way to rewrite the app and blame the past shortcomings on the old tech. Was beautiful.

@ashfurrow That might only be true if you're not in a Gloryhammer album.

@ashfurrow You've been chaining these replies since January 1st, goddamn. It's lagging my browser a little.

@ashfurrow @Gargron I told you not to restart the chain in the new year. :^)

@ashfurrow bah, those aren't bad.
the obsession dial needs to be turned up just a little more. I had a housemate who would re-do the cable management (even though nothing had changed) every 2 months or so. they were trying to improve matters. (which were already very good.)

I finally worked with people who were so obsessive, uh, honestly it would sound like I was making things up. it was crazypants. the more you want to hide or make your cables perfect, the more expensive it gets. $0.005

@ashfurrow Correct. But the clone tool in GIMP works wonders!

@gboyd42 but then that wouldn’t be *flips hair back dramatically* la photographie verité

@ashfurrow True, but it's not as if you're reducing the cat by two dress sizes. Or layering a Picasso onto your wall. Or even (and this is my personal favourite) 'vacuuming' the carpet in post production.

@ashfurrow You can't argue with how good the gamepad was. A nice large controller with nearly limitless possibilities from the touch screen.

It was more perfect, but it's a much better feature than the Switch.

@ashfurrow It might have the Gameboy player and the ASCII pad, butt the link cable isn't the same thing.

@ashfurrow oh I didn't know he was on SG: Atlantis! Neat, I like him. :)

(Atlantis didn't grab me as much as the original SG-1 but SG: Universe blew my frickin mind!)

@ashfurrow The cooking show she does is titled Barefoot Contessa.

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